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. let's get the latest from new york. >> superstorm sandy may have destructiont the behind continues to have a lasting impact. in hoboken, new jersey, national rolled in where 20,000 flooded in stranded homes. stillter of this city is supplies arend running low. farther south, the powerful lifted homes from their foundations and ruptured gas spreading fears of a e explosion. a> everywhere you go, you hear noise of the open gas lines. >> utility crews cannot reach fire in an affluent jersey e neighborhood and are until they can shut off the gas. york, it really is a tale cities. nie you can see the stark difference. manhattan split in half. those with power and those without. above 34th street, the lights are on. below 34th street, it's dark and vacant. but gribble little scary, we just have to make it work. >> 14 of 23 subway lines in the running on a limited basis. traffic on the street remains clogged. mayor ordered an unprecedented passenger menem for all manhattan.ng three-car minimum. in brooklyn, share a shovel into , that's another idea. >> the lights are back on in our area f
heading to areas hard hit by superstorm sandy. the red cross and the national capital region will send vehicles to wear there were 2 feet of snow. also helping out, virginia power crews getting ready to head to new jersey to help with power restoration. 1500 workers set to leave later this morning. more than 1 million homes and businesses still without power in the wake of sandy. >> a sign of progress for the first time since hurricane sandy. you will be able to take an amtrak train to the city. providing a modified service on the northeast corridor between boston and d.c. via new york. passengers should make reservations and use the e- ticketing option as the repairs continue. >> news in prince george's county. a bonds hearing for a police officer charged with attempted murder. >> johnnie riley shot a suspect in the back as he was handcuffed and running away. more on the developing case. >> this is district heights police officer john reilly's mug shot. he tripped -- he turned himself into authorities after being charged with killing a fleeing suspect. >> in this case, we are not surp
. back to you. >> thank you. the eastern seaboard still struggling to recover from superstorm sandy. >> things slowly getting closer to normal in new york city. thousands of homes and businesses still without power but officials say it should be restored in manhattan by saturday. the mayor said the city will also send bottled water and ready to eat meals to the target areas. drivers continue waiting in long lines at open gas stations. most are closed. amtrak will start offering modified service between washington and new york city later today. hard-hit new jersey also struggling right now. millions of people still without power. one power company says it could take two weeks to restore power in some of the most devastated areas. governor christie says he may order schools to reopen next thursday and friday. they were supposed to be closed for the teachers' convention that's now cancelled. military trucks will serve as makeshift polling places on election day. >> sandy is being blamed for 90 deaths nationwide including four in maryland. an elderly man in western maryland died this w
of superstorm sandy. i am in toms river, new jersey, on the hard-hit new jersey coastline. we're going to take you now to manhattan, still struggling to recover. sinlt ya mcfadden is at one of new york city's major hospitals where evacuations of the sick are currently under way. cynthia? >> good evening, terry. that's right. well, new york began to wobble back to her feet today. the new york stock exchange opened and some buses are running, but i am standing in front of the third major hospital to shut down since the storm. this is the legendary bellevue. yesterday, when they began the evacuation, there were 725 patients inside. tonight, there are still about 200 patients inside, along with 200 members of the national guard, who are helping carry them down, sometimes as many as 18 stories. you know, we began the day here but we spent much of it in yet another community where the devastation is still to be fully unpacked. a community just outside of new york, the rockaways. this morning, the word went out. backup generators operating since monday night had failed. national guard troops called i
. and tonight, we bring you a fresh crisis in a community already decimated by superstorm sandy. tensions are running high over a dwindling supply of vital fuel and supplies on staten island. perhaps the least well known of new york city's five borrows. just a short ferry ride from manhattan, smack dab in the middle of new york harbor. so, that means it bore the brunt of the devastating flood surge. so, tonight, as search andless kupt continues, my co-anchor cynthia mcfadden is there. good evening, cynthia. >> reporter: good evening, terry. massive disaster are composed of small tragedies, one that played out behind me. you may just be able to make out a staircase that used to lead to a house where mother, father and 13-year-old daughter lived. only the mother survived. those stories are far too common out here in staten island. >> when is the government coming? >> reporter: it was a desperate cry for help. >> we're going to die, if we get killed with the weather, we're going to die! >> reporter: in staten island, donna pleaded with her senators for more food, gasoline and clothing. >> we
, i'm juju chang. in the five days since superstorm sandy ravaged the east coast, those caught in its path are still reeling from the magnitude of the crisis. we now know the storm took the lives of at least 105 people, and caused an estimated $50 billion in damage and knocked out power to 8.5 million initially and 3.6 million people still remain in the dark tonight. and late today, in new york city, the largest marathon in the world was canceled for the first time ever in its 42-year history, following days of outrage at the specter of precious resources being deployed away from relief efforts. not far from the starting blocks for the marathon, staten island is a wasteland of destruction. >> within seconds, my street was getting flooded with water. >> reporter: jennifer has been staying at this hilton garden inn since the storm forced her to evacuate. >> they didn't have jackets, they didn't have nothing. we had nothing for them, no diapers, we just literally ran for our lives. >> reporter: she's not alone. the hotel is packed with families, all displaced by sandy's rath. normally th
from a devastating blow, superstorm sandy. at this hour rescues are under way, families being plucked from waterlogged homes as the images of sandy's fury pour in. and just watch this tree. there it is. upended from the earth by the soaking rains of this storm. cars in lower manhattan tossed like flotation devices. and as sandy marches west it's whipping up monster waves even on lake michigan. so here is the big ptuture at this moment, 14 states with cities and towns underwater and in places the water is 8 feet deep. and another night of darkness for millions of people, the new york city skyline in shadow. nearly half the island has no power at all. 8 million people in 18 states in the cold and dark tonight. and our extreme weather team is fanned out across the storm zone. abc's alex perez starts us out in little ferry, new jersey, still underwater, rescue is under way right now. alex. >> reporter: well, diane, we've learn president obama will be in new jersey surveying the damage tomorrow. but i want you to take a look around me here. this is what many blocks across little ferry, new
>>> good morning, america. this morning -- tracking the superstorm. sandy is massive and on the march up the east coast, about to become a hideous hybrid of hurricane and winter storm. more than 50 million americans in the cross-hairs. where will this thing hit? how long will it last? our extreme weather team has the latest. >>> bracing for impact. could this storm shut down america's largest city? while power companies are calling in cavalry from out in the hartleyland, millions are told they could lose electricity for up to ten days. >>> the political storm. could sandy tilt the balance for the race to the white house? it's driving thousands to the polls for early voting and causing the campaigns to rejigger their plans for the all-important stretch run. >>> and tsunami warning. magnitude 7.7 earthquake off the west coast, triggers a tsunami warning for hawaii. we'll have the latest. >>> hey, good morning. we're watching this developing story in the hawaii tsunami warning. the threat not completely over. a live report in just a few minutes. >>> we'll start here, of
's the only way to get by. superstorm sandy has led to a flood of desperate drivers waiting in lines miles deep just to get gas. so, we're here in new jersey, where the line of cars waiting for gas stretches out of sight. we're going to find just how long the line is. car five. 28. light pickup, number 58. >> i got here at 9:59 a.m. and it's 1:00 in the afternoon. i'm by myself. i can't leave the car. i feel like i'm going to faint over here. >> reporter: 102. but lines in new jersey and new york today, not just for gas. >> you're seeing the line completely around the building. >> reporter: with the subway largely out of commission, the line of people waiting for the bus stretched for blocks. >> where are the buses? >> reporter: driving wasn't much easier, either. checkpoints were set up on the highways to force people to carpool. so, this is car number 150 and this line continues, further than the eye can see. after hours of waiting, those at the end are in for some bad news. >> no more gas, guys. >> reporter: sandy may be long gone, but certainly not forgotten. and here, they are pumping
. but sandy came onshore with everything a superstorm was expected to. that incredible surge, record-setting, 14 feet of additional water in new york harbor. here's where the storm is right now. it's not just a coastal stm. and it's not just a new york storm. look at that area of low pressure. that's what's left of sandy. it's rain along the coastline and snow inland. we'll see tropical storm-forced winds at least in every area you're seeing the rain and snow. sandy, affecting one-third of the country. sandy's effects, causing destruction never seen before in america's largest city. a high tide of 14 feet at the battery, 4 feet higher than the previous record, brought water rushing over battery park in manhattan. four feet of water battered the tunnels and the site of the world trade center. >> what's your biggest concern right now? >> where it stops and when it stops. and what damage it's doing. >> reporter: unprecedented flooding caused backup generators to fail at several hospitals, like nyu medical center, where hundreds of patients, including infants from the neonatal intensive
by superstorm sandy. new jersey and new york, hit hardest by this storm. >> here's what we know right now. at least 51 dead, at least 2 missing. the national guard, pouring into destroyed and devastated areas. more than 6.8 million homes and businesses out of power right now. >> and we've seen so many astonishing pictures coming from the storms. look at that right there. hoboken, new jersey. those are new york taxis, yellow taxis, all underwater right now. they would normally be racing through the streets of new york. you can't go to downtown new york right now. they are underwater. >> it's unbelievable. and now, for the first time, our cameras are up close in the burned-o coastal town of breezy point. look at that. it looks like a moonscape. a war zone. 111 homes burned to the ground. seeing that is hard to believe. >> sam is going to lead our coverage from the very start. he's in lower manhattan. we want to go right away to wabc's john delgiorno. john, i know firefighters can't get there yet. what are you seeing? >> this is about midway between the popular resort town seaside heights. t
's sam champion and the central question, why is this a superstorm? and ginger zee, right where sandy is expected to make landfall. why the full moon could make it even worse. "world news" team coverage starts now. >>> good evening on this sunday night. as we come on this air, you can see it swirling right over my shoulder here. what's being called a superstorm tonight. hurricane sandy is more than 200 miles off the coast, about to crash into two other systems when it makes landfall. take a look at this tonight. this is the imagery from space. a massive storm, 1,000 miles across. long before it makes landfall sometime tomorrow night, it is already being felt on the coastline. whipping winds and rains have flooded many communities. the number of americans impacted by this storm will be enormous. 60 million people, really anyone east of the mississippi will be affected. hundreds of thousands have already been evacuated tonight. this evening, we learned schools are closed for 2 million children across seven states and washington, d.c. as they ask, what about halloween? and, tonight, the
>>> good morning, america. this morning, the superstorm. sandy, downgraded to a tropical storm overnight. but do not be fooled. forecasters say this is shaping up to be a once-in-a-lifetime event, with 66 million people in the bull's eye and possibly $15 billion in damage. our extreme team, live up and down the coast this morning. >>> weekend whirlwind. with sandy bearing down, president obama and mitt romney are going through battleground states for every vote. how is it that both guys are so confident? >>> extreme shoplifting. caught on tape. a suitcase filled with $1,000 in steaks. this guy hiding items in a neck brace. how the thieves are working in teams and making everything more expensive for you. ♪ happy birthday to you >>> and best birthday ever. we'll tell you how a mall worker convinced 1980s rock legend billy idol to play at his birthday party. this band went through extraordinary lengths, launching a two-year campaign to meet his idol. and we were there for the big night, exclusively for the payoff. >>> you learn something new every morning on this broadcast. i h
, annihilated in the wake of superstorm sandy. we're not done with the wind yet. while everyone's cleaning up, sandy is way up here in canada. but all of these winds, when you see the arrows the way they're going. these winds across new york city, are 20-mile-per-hour to 30-mile-per-hour winds that will take us all the way through today. that's all the way from the great lakes, well back into new england, putting up with the strong, gusty winds again today. >> and, sam, we're not done with the threats yet, either. >>> gas leaks could send homes up in flames at any moment. abc's terry moran has the latest on that from bay head. good morning, terry. >> reporter: good morning, george. as dawn comes up over the atlantic behind me, it's hard to imagine that placid ocean obliterating a sand dune and slamming these homes. you can see it here, knocking homes off foundations. ripping out the infrastructure. there's countless gas lines ruptured up and down this shoreline. that's the main danger now, gas. >> one spark, i know it. just really never expected to be what it was. >> reporter: mary ward, like
: superstorm sandy has led to a flood of desperate drivers waiting in lines miles deep just to get gas. so we're here in hasbrouck heights, new jersey, where the line for gas stretches out of sight. we're going to find out just how long the line is. car number 5, 28, light pickup, number 58. >> i got here at 9:59 a.m. and it's 1:00 in the afternoon. i'm by myself. i can't leave the car. i feel like i'm going to faint over here. >> reporter: 102, but lines in new jersey and new york not ju for gas. >> you're seeing the line completely around the building. >> reporter: with the subway largely out of commission in brooklyn, the line of people waiting for the bus stretched for blocks. >> where are the buses? >> reporter: driving wasn't much easier either. checkpoints were set up on the highways to force people to carpool. so this is car number 150, and this line continues further than the eye can see. after hours of waiting, those at the end are in for some bad news. >> no more gas, guys. >> reporter: sandy may be long gone, but certainly not forgotten, and already some stations say they are comp
evening, i'm cynthia mcfadden. tonight, millions of americans are bracing for impact, as hurricane sandy rapidly approaches, threatening to morph into a rare superstorm as it barrels up the east coast. abc's ginger zee of our extreme weather team is on the ground in florida with the latest. >> reporter: as hurricane sandy rumbles through the atlantic, just a few hundred miles from the east coast, its path of destruction has already killed at least 30 people across the caribbean. from space, you can clearly see the size of this thing. it has tropical storm force winds extending almost 300 miles. it's shield of clouds stretching almost 2,000 miles. the storm is far enough away that florida will escape the brunt of the danger, but what we can't escape is beach erosion. the search punding up and over. this should not be happening right here. the beach usually starts about 50 yards out. through the weekend, sandy will snake around the coast, lashing the carolinas with its western-most tentacles before making its dirty turn directly toward the u.s. somewhere from the mid-atlantic to new englan
in the jet stream and sandy is a superstorm. >> this storm is going to be destructive, historic and unfortunately, life-threatening. >> and we've got to talk about wind and rain from this storm, first. those are first the likely things that will cause the most damage early on in this storm. a quick look at its windfield. we'll show you is this not a coastal system. watch this thing come onshore and it spreads winds all the way in, look at that, chicago, you're getting winds. down south, atlanta you'll be feeling winds from the storm. take a look at the rainfall. again, this is not just the coastal storm. the heaviest rain is where the storm will come on shore. in that says, 6 to 12 inches of rain. that's exactly where ginger zee is this morning right on the shore in atlantic city. the exact spot that forecasters expect the storm will come on. ginger. >> that's right, sam, this storm is 250 miles away from us. it will be ground zero tonight when it comes onshore tonight. imagine, though, four to eight-foot wall of water, add 10 to 20-foot waves, come with me push all that water r
. not just a sensation, sensational relief. >>> now that some of the worst of hurricane sandy is behind us, that other superstorm is back. that's right, the race for the white house is on again. >> it is hard to believe that after a campaign that seemed to last forever is virtually tied with just five days to go un,000 tiun,000 -- until the big vote. here is abc's karen travers. >> reporter: in the final sprint to election day both candidates have been angling for any advantage. and in new jersey, president obama had the biggest one of all, the power of the presidency. off the campaign trail for a third straight day, president obama surveyed the damage along a nearly 60-mile stretch of the jersey shore with governor chris christie. >> we are here for you. and we will not forget, we will follow up to make sure that you get all of the help that you need, until you have rebuilt. >> reporter: obama and christie are a very unlikely paring with less than a week un,000 titil e day. the blunt, brash, republican governor one of mitt romney's most staunch supporters. with his state facing historic d
. and in the ound sky. than 30 dead, boats tossed a megatrail of destruction. >> forecast to be a superstorm and boy was it ever. >> a historic storm in every measure. subways swamped ground zero inundated. repoers up and down the east oast braving thelements. aught in sandy's fury. worst wind that had. >> weather channel meteorologist jim cantore with maria today. feel like it was bad thought it would be? >> maybe a little worse, actually. there's water four feet high in the streets and cars floating round. it was a movie set everywhere ou turned. > rosie o'donnell snapping his pic of her dock in hambles. maria shriver, hyannisport overed in water. w yorkers turning into eporters on the web. of this building heap of rubble. tourist attraion today, a disaster zone. beep]. >> one man in his car floating own 14th street. > need to get out and get in a car. > and a jet skier on a new york road turned into a river. "the new york times" with this ime lapapse video as the storm hit. he donald hunkered down in his rump fortress, tweeting in "everything's normal" pic today. > my office is open, the building
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